Ur-Quan Slave War

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The First War occured around 2100 to 2134 AD in our quadrant of the galaxy. It began when the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za approached our quadrant. The Chenjesu, sensing their hostile presence, quickly formed a military alliance with the the Mmrnmhrm, but this proved too weak to hold the Ur-Quan off for long. They allied with the Yehat and Shofixti, bolstering their ranks. In 2115 they made formal contact with the Humans, inviting them into the budding Alliance of Free Stars. This prompted the Arilou to join as well, if only to oversee the well-being of the humans.

Escalation occurred, and soon both sides were throwing everything they had at each other. Eventually, after a long series of campaigns, the Ur-Quan Hierarchy prevailed. After the humans were defeated, the Hierarchy set a course for the Gorno system. When they reached their destination, the Yehat withdrew, leaving the Shofixti to fend for themselves. The Shofixti fleet was annihilated, but as the Ur-Quan armada approached the Shofixti homeworld, something unexpected happened. In a final act of defiance, the surviving Shofixti lowered a Precursor Bomb into their sun, causing Delta Gorno to flare and decimate everything in its vicinity. The Shofixti were all but wiped out along with a large chunk of the Ur-Quan fleet.

This may have given enough of an edge to the Yehat and Syreen in order to achieve victory, but they surrendered. The Yehat chose to become Battle Thralls, while the Humans and Syreen opted to become fallow slaves. The Chenjesu asked to be slave-shielded on their home world of Procyon II along with the Mmrnmhrm. The Arilou, seeing that the Humans were now safe, vanished into QuasiSpace.

The Campaigns of the First War are as follows (taken from Star Control for Genesis, in rough chronological order):

  • First Encounter - When spheres of influence meet, battle is inevitable.
  • The Art Of War - Match your strength against your enemy's weakness.
  • Exterminate! - The Hierarchy must curb rampant Shofixti breeding!
  • VUX Incursion - A VUX task force attacks an Alliance StarBase.
  • Proving Ground - The Spathi fleet meets the Mmrnmhrm in deep space.
  • Lost in Space - A solitary Chenjesu must survive a harsh universe.
  • Beginner's Luck - A lone syreen must prevent Androsynth deployment.
  • Escalation - A war of production.
  • Target Earth - Planet Earth comes under surprise attack.
  • Syreen's Song - A Syreen recruitment drive begins.
  • Mushroom Cloud - A bold Alliance attack on the Mycons.
  • The Nebula - The Hierarchy assaults the Yehat homeworlds.
  • Onslaught - The Ur-Quan offensive begins!
  • Counter Attack- The Alliance strikes back!
  • Total War - Two full fleets face off in a battle to the death!